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« on: August 13, 2012, 12:41:43 AM »
What a closing ceremony!!!!! It was absolutely fantastic,from the organisation to the music,unbelievable!!!!! Congratulations to all in the U.K. :tup: :tup:



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Re: Olympics
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 01:03:05 AM »
I enjoyed it too.  ;)

Great to see the remaining Queen members back on stage.  And even the Who were good considering. ;)

Even better was they didn't wheel Paul McCartney on this time.  :legit:

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 07:23:14 AM »
Very enjoyable.

I guess that no-one here went to one of the events? See HERE

Frankly I think this is outrageous, given the number of inconsiderate fanbois I have spotted in the crowds holding up their iPads (with flappy cover extending the same amount below them, doubling the size of the obstruction to everyone else's view). Still I suppose it must be because the tickets were so cheap you couldn't really expect to be able to take any decent photographs too.
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Re: Olympics
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 07:55:37 AM »
Haven't been up that late for ages! So it must have been good.

Just been reading the list of artists that appeared and I'm afraid I have no idea who half of them are, especially those that looked like a good wash and brush up would do them no harm :-\

The organisation was mind boggling. The assembling of Lennon's face and building that white structure from blocks without a hitch was impressive. I wonder if Ikea had a hand in that.

I'm hoping I have a couple of tickets for the Paralympics but won't hold my breath until I have them in my hands.

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 08:48:44 AM »
Away from the action.


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Re: Olympics
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 09:44:18 AM »
Away from the action.


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Impressive.

Not only the photograph, but the results of Team GB in both Olympics, and to top it all, the total turn around of a certain Mr ABERS.
From cynical critic, to enthusiastic supporter!

I salute you Alan!
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Re: Olympics
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 10:29:37 AM »
The people at the top of the stairs are the centre of interest for me. Excellent work, comme d'habitude.

I am getting fisheye envy, but I have to control myself as there is nothing around here that would make buying one worthwhile - although I may succumb in the end . .
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Re: Olympics
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 10:53:50 AM »
Nice shot  :tup:
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Re: Olympics
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 04:19:59 PM »


Not only the photograph, but the results of Team GB in both Olympics, and to top it all, the total turn around of a certain Mr ABERS.
From cynical critic, to enthusiastic supporter!



Who could fail to be impressed and enthusiastic after these three weeks.

It was a lot different in'48 when I biked to Henley to see the rowing.

Thanks R, H and B for your kind remarks. :tup:

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Re: Olympics
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2012, 07:22:18 PM »


Not only the photograph, but the results of Team GB in both Olympics, and to top it all, the total turn around of a certain Mr ABERS.
From cynical critic, to enthusiastic supporter!



Who could fail to be impressed and enthusiastic after these three weeks.

It was a lot different in'48 when I biked to Henley to see the rowing.

Thanks R, H and B for your kind remarks. :tup:

You're right of course, the whole country was gripped by a happy, positive, patriotic feeling that lifted the spirits.
I noticed it, when I went to see the torch, but never expected it to last.
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Re: Olympics
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 08:54:08 AM »
A scene that took my eye before the action began.


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Re: Olympics
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2012, 08:23:07 AM »
Very eye catching composition Alan  :tup:
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